Under Armour Unveils The Curry 5

Yesterday was Pi Day, a universally recognized day celebrating three-point-one-four, the mathematical anomaly that has captivated and confounded mathematicians for millennia. It happens to also be Stephen Curry’s birthday, who has captivated and confounded people worldwide and their expectations of what an athlete is, and how basketball can be played.

 

“Squaring the circle” is more than inspiration – it is an aesthetic design cue that also functionally lays the groundwork for the upper. A circular construction is built from heel through toe, framing the 90-degree angle of the shoe on foot. Stephen’s game starts on his toes, so he can explode past opposition in a split second. Controlled containment in the heel and forefoot lateral wall lock the entire foot in – enabling Stephen to stay on his toes without any slide, maintaining full ground contact and traction to get anywhere on the court in a fraction of a second. The inspiration from Pi has been worked in throughout the debut Black Iron/Metallic colorway, from 3.14 on the lace aglets, to the Pi symbol on the knit of the shoe – even the extended numbers of Pi can be found throughout the outsole. Additionally, the Pi number sequence will be scripted on an exclusively designed shoe box.

 

The Under Armour Curry 5 “Pi Day” released yesterday and was limited to 314 pairs, they are now sold out. Retail sits at $130 USD. Good news is a wider release will hit April 14th, 2018, at select UA retailers.

 

Under Armour Curry 5 “Pi Day”
Black
April 14th, 2018
3020657
$130

 

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